May 3rd, 2013

What decade is this?

Multi-decade fashion trends

Boho and Punk and Grunge, oh my. Mod at Vuitton and Miuccia Prada’s roaring 20’s costumes for “The Great Gatsby” will no doubt inspire many magazine editorials. It’s no wonder modern women live in skinny jeans, sweaters, and flats– there are too many retro offerings.

From this time warp smorgasbord, a little bit of Boho gets my vote. Perhaps an Isabel Marant embroidered top with my skinnies and flats this spring…


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Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress


Cropped leather jacket


Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings


Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket


Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Logo-embellished leather loafers


Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt


Braided leather bangle


Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress


Gate knotted leather slippers


Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat


Santos de Cartier metal shield sunglasses

  • And…Edwardian…see Lanvin.

    mcd1490@aol.comMay 3rd, 2013  8:26 AM

  • I love the Isabel Marant look because it blends with what most women are already wearing. The other looks come off as staged and trying way too hard. I also think it’s a good rule that if you’re old enough to have seen a trend the first time, you shouldn’t wear it the second time.

    kwe730May 3rd, 2013  9:10 AM

  • My sentiments exactly. I can’t wait for the mod and 80s trends to go away. I knew it was bad when I discovered acid washed men’s jeans in my Neimans catalogue.

    JulieMay 3rd, 2013  9:36 AM

  • I wonder about the whole phenomenon of having the “look” of a particular time being a retro look from an earlier time. Styles come and go, so there is always a rebirth of certain looks, but I don’t recall it being done as openly embracing different eras before. I know young women who are into “retro” as a look, more than the individual elements that make up the look. Each generation deserves to leave its own mark on style. As for boho looks, that’s my history;it isn’t retro to me and I will always like it. Marant takes boho and interprets it with clean lines. Very modern and today.

    AprilMay 3rd, 2013  9:58 AM

  • Hasn’t anyone noticed Boho is very 60’s Hippie. I’ve always liked the the look-easy to throw on and go- simple and modern, like you said. But the look has been around for over 50 years-despite the honing by Murant or Burch.

    PollyMay 3rd, 2013  10:00 AM

  • Boho is Jane Birkin inspired to me and has certainly been around for a long time.

    PrestonMay 3rd, 2013  10:06 AM

  • I do like Isabel Marant’s modern take on boho – and think Dries van Noten’s grungy spring/summer collection is fabulous. So I’ll have a bit of both with my jeans and flats.

    That's Not My AgeMay 3rd, 2013  2:19 PM

  • I love styles from lots of different times past, and have a largish vintage collection. I don’t aim to dress in any particular style or era though, as, though I like it, I feel too costumey, except for boho, which for some reason I can wear on any summers day and still feel fresh and modern (ie patterned boho peasant skirt, singlet top, leather strappy flat sandals or ballet flats, straw and leather basket/bag). I think a lot of styles are now in our age best thought of as classic, ie boho! But also, the secretary look (sexy or not), the peplum styles of the 30s/80s, the cotton sundresses of any decade in the 20thcentury, 1950s/1980s looks emphasising an hourglass shape etc. The main thing is to find a style or look or even just pieces you like and can incorporate into who you are and how you need to present in the variety of situations your life style requires. I do agree that an entire ‘look’ can be tiring, though the people who go to the trouble are admirable for their attention to the details of history and for wearing their hearts on their sleeves!

    JustineMay 3rd, 2013  9:12 PM

  • I do love pulling elements from times past, but mixing it with the modern to keep it fresh. I don’t know how I feel about Punk being the Met Ball’s theme this year…..

    CaitlinMay 4th, 2013  3:46 PM


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